Position: Health & topics reporter

Email: mshinn@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (970) 375-4526

About: Mary Shinn covers business and the Durango city government. Shinn started at The Cortez Journal and The Mancos Times in 2013 as the Mancos town reporter.

Before that she was a News21 fellow and worked on a national investigation of the Department of Veterans Affairs. News21 is an annual nationwide journalism project funded by the Carnegie-Knight Foundation.

Shinn graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in mass communications in 2013.
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Bayfield sex offender gets 9 years in prison

A Bayfield man was sentenced Monday to nine years prison for sexual assault. Bryan Tyner, 39, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of attempted sex assault on a child by a person in a position of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black Friday shoppers fill downtown Durango

After a quiet November, eager shoppers filled the sidewalks along Main Avenue on Black Friday to enjoy the sparkling holiday window displays and find some deals. Some were shopaholics, like Misty...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Snow builds up north of Durango

A powder day in the mountains could still be in the cards this holiday weekend, but down in Durango, it’s likely to stay dry for the comfort of shoppers on Small Business Saturday. Scattered storms...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Community in gratitude

About 25 years ago, cooks prepped for 350 people to feast at the Durango Community Thanksgiving Dinner. This year, more than 1,300 plates were served. The crowd that started filing in at 11 a.m....

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Thanksgiving morning damp

Durangoans woke up to a damp and overcast Thankgiving morning, and the weather forecast for the holiday weekend doesn’t look much brighter. The city received 0.01 of an inch of rain Wednesday...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

More than 200 accessory dwelling units registered in Durango

More than 220 people have registered a housing unit with the city as part of the push to legalize accessory dwelling units that started more than a year ago. City officials are still hoping more...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

At Children’s House in Durango, the top lesson is thankfulness

Moms, dads, brothers, sisters: These are the people the students at the Children’s House are the most thankful to have in their lives. It’s a sentiment many of us will share as we celebrate...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango businesses look for strong seasonal sales

Coming off a strong end-of-summer season, retailers are hopeful El Niño will bring in shoppers for the holidays. Snow at the right times can drive business for Purgatory and in town, said Durango...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Business

Durango marks Transgender Day of Remembrance

The memory of all the transgender people who have lost their lives was honored Saturday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. A group of about 25 people gathered at the church to mark...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Purgatory ski resort in Durango opens for 50th year

Stoked. That was the overwhelming feeling of locals flocking to the mountain on Saturday for Purgatory Resort’s 50th opening day. Mediocre snow didn’t dim the excitement of many season-pass...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat for Humanity home a blessing for Durango family

Carla Wood never thought she would be able to own a home again, but Habitat for Humanity is making that possible for her this fall. “I got extremely lucky to get this Habitat house,” Wood said. ...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango gauges sidewalk accessibility at transit stops

Consultants assessed the city’s 116 transit stops and the Transit Center this week and collected data about how to make them more accessible for people with disabilities. The city of Durango hired...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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